ACU RITE 02038W eats batteries at a rate of 2 a week?

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The outside monitor depletes batteries at a rate of 2 a week,  I even put the Ultimate Lithium batteries to account for weather and they still drain in a week?  
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Posted 10 months ago

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AcuRite Tori

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Hello Bill,

We would recommend that you use a high quality alkaline battery such as Duracell coppertop, Energizer alkaline, Rayovac, or Kirkland's. Lithium's are only recommended if you are in an area that reaches -4 F or below on a daily basis. How long ago was this purchased? Please try the troubleshooting steps below and let us know if this continues. Thank you.

Hard Reset:

 Hard reset:
1.Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and position them side by side.
2.Remove all batteries from the sensor.
3.Remove all power from the display unit.
4. Change the A-B-C channel on both the display and sensor making sure they both match.
5.Reinstall batteries (and/or connect AC adapter) in display last.
6.Let units sit within a couple feet of each other for 5 minutes to ensure a wireless signal is received. Once you have the outdoor temperature you can put the sensor back outside.
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I have been using Rayovac - they were the worst.  I called Rayovac and they said their batteries don't work well in the cold.  Researched your product and it recommended Lithium for the cold weather - I purchased them in advance of the cold weather comiing and it has gotten below 40 here.  They are Energizer Lithium batteries.  Still they should not drain in less  than a week.
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Hello Bill,
We do only recommend Lithium when the temperature is currently -4 and below however, the batteries should not drain this quick. Do you see any corrosion in the battery compartment? If you do you can use rubbing alcohol and a swab to clean out the corrosion. If the issue continues, the sensor will need to be replaced. When did you purchase this unit? 
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2 years ago I think?  There is no corrosion on the unit or in it. 
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AcuRite Tori

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Hello Bill,

 At this time we would recommend purchasing a new sensor. The compatible replacement model can be found in the link below. Thank you.

https://www.acurite.com/temperature-and-humidity-sensor-06002rm-592txr.html